The July 1 partial solar eclipse occurs only one lunation after the last partial solar eclipse. Unfortunately this eclipse is not visible for most of the world. This eclipse is the third of four partial solar eclipses that occur throughout the year.
Where the Eclipse Was Seen
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Path of the Eclipse Shadow
Regions that saw, at least, a partial eclipse: Atlantic, Indian Ocean.
The partial solar eclipse on July 1, 2011, is only visible if you are on the coast of Antarctica, where the South Atlantic and Indian Oceans meet. This eclipse occurs only one month after the June 1 partial solar eclipse. The lunar penumbra briefly touches the globe off Lutzow-Holm bay, which is on the coast of Antarctica. A partial solar eclipse occurs when the moon’s shadow misses the Earth but passes very close to it.
Unfortunately, this eclipse did not pass over any major population centers
Eclipse Shadow Path
When the Eclipse Happened Worldwide — Timeline
The eclipse started at one location and ended at another. The times below are actual times (in UTC) when the eclipse occurred.
|Event||UTC Time||Time in Washington DC*|
|First location to see the partial eclipse begin||Jul 1 at 07:53:43||Jul 1 at 3:53:43 am|
|Maximum Eclipse||Jul 1 at 08:38:26||Jul 1 at 4:38:26 am|
|Last location to see the partial eclipse end||Jul 1 at 09:22:49||Jul 1 at 5:22:49 am|
* These local times do not refer to a specific location but indicate the beginning, peak, and end of the eclipse on a global scale, each line referring to a different location. Please note that the local times for Washington DC are meant as a guideline in case you want to view the eclipse via a live webcam. They do not mean that the eclipse is necessarily visible there.
An Eclipse Never Comes Alone!
A solar eclipse always occurs about two weeks before or after a lunar eclipse.
Usually, there are two eclipses in a row, but other times, there are three during the same eclipse season.
This is the third eclipse this season.
First eclipse this season: June 1, 2011 — Partial Solar Eclipse
Second eclipse this season: June 15, 2011 — Total Lunar Eclipse